Now in its second year, UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix GPS program is helping University freshmen get engaged and stay engaged as they navigate that all-important first year. We talked to students and faculty about what makes the program unique.
UW-Green Bay is hosting its 11th annual Phuture Phoenix field trip days this week, welcoming 1,460 area fifth-graders to explore campus and envision life as a college student. The first group, roughly a thousand in all, came through Tuesday (Oct. 14). A second and smaller group was scheduled to tour campus on Thursday the 16th.
The 2014-15 Founders Association Scholarship reception was held Friday, Oct. 10 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Created in 1973, the Founders Association raises community support and annual funds for scholarships and academic programs. The organization is also a bridge to the community, promoting and providing advocacy for UW-Green Bay. Over 90 Founders, scholarship recipients, family and friends celebrated together.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Ellen Rosewall tackled a timely topic during the first After Thoughts presentation of the academic year Oct. 7, presenting “Future of the Arts: Is the Green Bay Symphony the Canary in the Coal Mine?” before a full house in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
First-year students are being given the opportunity to “get their hands dirty and learn about ecology and conservation at the same time,” thanks to a $5,990 grant from the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. The grant, issued to Associate Prof. Mathew Dornbush of the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit at UW-Green Bay, will support Dornbush’s first-year seminar course titled, “Let’s Go Native: Conservation Biology in Practice.”
Totals are in: 7,400 runners and walkers registered for The Color Run at UW-Green Bay this weekend. The Color Run and campus organizers send their appreciation along to UW-Green Bay Police and more than 200 volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. The event raises more than $7,000 for student scholarships (of which at least $1,000 will be designated for the Public Safety Scholarship), while introducing thousands of people to our beautiful campus during peak fall colors.
More vivid fall colors are yet to come, but our photography intern Sam Zingshiem used the nice weather the last week of September to begin documenting UW-Green Bay’s most beautiful season.
The success of an all-out push to increase the number of scholarships available to students at UW-Green Bay over the past 18 months was the reason for a celebration at the Weidner Center Sept. 26.
UW-Green Bay’s Dinner Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, returned on Thursday evening, Sept. 25, with a visit to the nation of Turkey and a presentation by Associate Prof. Atife Caglar of Natural and Applied Sciences. She shared stories, photographs and the cuisine of her native land in a presentation to an attentive campus and community audience in the Phoenix Room.
Veering from its typical serene environment, the award-winning Cofrin Library went ‘carnival’ Thursday (Sept. 11) for its fall 2014 Bash in the Stacks. Participants including students, faculty and staff, had a blast with Nerf tag, games, prizes, and a carnival-themed obstacle course.